Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cupcake Pick Tutorial

October is the beginning of hardcore cupcake season for us. My older daughter's birthday is in October, husband's is November, holiday parties in December followed by my son's birthday in January. That's a lot of cupcakes! For my daughter's third birthday last week I came up with these super easy cupcake picks using a few simple office supplies I had on hand. Office supplies for cupcakes? Read on, my friend, read on!

First, gather these supplies:

toothpicks (preferable the flat kind)
tacky glue
Office supply dots (labels) in two sizes; mine are 1 inch and 3/4 inch
stamps and ink pads
super fine glitter

Stamp images onto your office supply dots. Make sure the stamps you use take up as much space on the dot as possible.

Take the bigger of the two dots and place the toothpick on the sticky side and dab with a dot of glue (your dots may be sticky enough not to need the glue, so don't use it if you don't need to).

Next stick the smaller sticker on top of the bigger one sandwiching the toothpick in between.

Here's the cool part: Because the larger sticker shows behind the smaller one, we have the perfect canvas for putting the glitter on! Glitter that baby up and there you have it! Glittered cupcake picks!